§ MR. NEWDEGATE
said, the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill for the Repeal of the Ecclesiastical Titles Act stood for the evening sitting, but there 508 had been an understanding that there would be a Committee upon the Act, and that this Bill for the repeal of the Act would not be proceeded with. Under these circumstances, he wished to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he knew what were the intentions of the hon. Member for Meath (Mr. MacEvoy) as to proceeding with the second reading of the Bill, and what were the intentions of Her Majesty's Government with respect to it, if it were proceeded with?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in reply, said, he had not been aware of the Order for that night, and he had had no communication with the hon. Member for Meath. On the part of the Government he had assented to a Committee upon the Ecclesiastical Titles Act, but that was upon the clear understanding that the Bill introduced for its repeal should not be proceeded with. If the Bill were proceeded with it would entirely change the state of affairs.